An effort to recall Ray Garofalo
, a member of the Republican Party
, from his elected position representing District 103 in the Louisiana House of Representatives
was launched in the summer of 2012.
On June 25, 2012, two St. Bernard Parish teachers filed a recall petition against Garofalo for his support of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reforms. Garofalo said the move was the act of a special interest group, stating “The overwhelming majority of people in my district were in favor of reforming the education system." In order for a recall election to be scheduled, organizers would have had to collect signatures from one-third of registered voters in the district within 180 days.
In October 2012, the Secretary of State's office said the petition drive failed to collect enough signatures.